The first table below looks at the demand for LAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Cheshire region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 79 83 91
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +8
Permanent jobs citing LAN 35 36 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.01% 2.07% 2.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.73% 12.72% 16.28%
Number of salaries quoted 26 34 47
Average salary £30,000 £26,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -35.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,000 £23,800
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £44,250 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -2.59%
Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
275 283 301
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.77% 16.30% 13.22%
Number of salaries quoted 213 220 284
Average salary £34,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £63,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
LAN
North West

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing LAN across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

LAN
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LAN across the Cheshire region.

LAN Salary Trend in Cheshire

LAN
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LAN across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

LAN Salary Histogram in Cheshire

LAN
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -17 11 £29,000 -1.69% 1
Wilmslow - 10 £33,250 - 3
Runcorn -3 3 - - 1
Knutsford - 3 - - 1
Macclesfield +10 2 - -
Daresbury +1 1 £22,000 -14.56%
Nantwich - 1 - - 1
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing LAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited LAN.

1 86 (94.51%) WAN
2 47 (51.65%) Microsoft
3 41 (45.05%) Cisco
4 38 (41.76%) Windows
5 37 (40.66%) Finance
6 36 (39.56%) TCP/IP
7 35 (38.46%) VPN
7 35 (38.46%) Firewall
8 29 (31.87%) VMware
9 27 (29.67%) Active Directory
10 25 (27.47%) Microsoft Certification
11 24 (26.37%) Cisco Certification
11 24 (26.37%) DNS
12 22 (24.18%) HP
13 21 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
14 18 (19.78%) OSPF
14 18 (19.78%) BGP
14 18 (19.78%) EIGRP
14 18 (19.78%) Wi-Fi
15 17 (18.68%) CiscoWorks
15 17 (18.68%) F5
16 16 (17.58%) Windows Server 2008
17 15 (16.48%) CCNP
17 15 (16.48%) ITIL
17 15 (16.48%) MS Excel
17 15 (16.48%) Disaster Recovery
18 14 (15.38%) UNIX
18 14 (15.38%) SAN
19 13 (14.29%) Juniper
19 13 (14.29%) SLA

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing LAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited LAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (10.99%) MS Exchange
2 9 (9.89%) WebSphere
3 8 (8.79%) IIS
4 5 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (4.40%) SharePoint
5 4 (4.40%) Lync
6 3 (3.30%) Site Server
7 2 (2.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 15 (16.48%) MS Excel
2 10 (10.99%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (94.51%) WAN
2 36 (39.56%) TCP/IP
3 35 (38.46%) VPN
3 35 (38.46%) Firewall
4 24 (26.37%) DNS
5 18 (19.78%) OSPF
5 18 (19.78%) BGP
5 18 (19.78%) EIGRP
5 18 (19.78%) Wi-Fi
6 14 (15.38%) SAN
7 12 (13.19%) Wireless
7 12 (13.19%) LDAP
7 12 (13.19%) Ethernet
7 12 (13.19%) VLAN
8 11 (12.09%) DHCP
9 10 (10.99%) Internet
9 10 (10.99%) IGRP
9 10 (10.99%) MPLS
10 9 (9.89%) Cisco IOS
10 9 (9.89%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.40%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Subversion
2 2 (2.20%) JIRA
2 2 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 37 (40.66%) Finance
2 12 (13.19%) Back Office
3 8 (8.79%) Financial Institution
4 4 (4.40%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (4.40%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.30%) Retail
5 3 (3.30%) Games
5 3 (3.30%) Legal
5 3 (3.30%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.10%) Law
Job Titles
1 22 (24.18%) Network Engineer
2 13 (14.29%) Administrator
3 12 (13.19%) Analyst
4 10 (10.99%) Systems Administrator
5 9 (9.89%) Firewall Engineer
5 9 (9.89%) Support Engineer
6 8 (8.79%) Wireless Engineer
7 7 (7.69%) IT Support
7 7 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (6.59%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (6.59%) Support Analyst
8 6 (6.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (5.49%) 1st Line Support
9 5 (5.49%) Desktop Support
10 4 (4.40%) 2nd Line Support
10 4 (4.40%) Network Support
11 3 (3.30%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
11 3 (3.30%) Senior IT Support
11 3 (3.30%) IT Support Engineer
11 3 (3.30%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.89%) SOAP
2 1 (1.10%) Web Services
2 1 (1.10%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.59%) Thin Client
1 6 (6.59%) Fat Client
2 4 (4.40%) Firmware
2 4 (4.40%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (3.30%) EPoS
4 2 (2.20%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.20%) iPhone
4 2 (2.20%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.10%) Open Source
5 1 (1.10%) CCTV
5 1 (1.10%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 38 (41.76%) Windows
2 16 (17.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (15.38%) UNIX
4 12 (13.19%) Windows XP
4 12 (13.19%) Windows 7
5 11 (12.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (10.99%) Windows 8
7 7 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (5.49%) Linux
9 4 (4.40%) Mac OS X
10 2 (2.20%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (1.10%) Android
11 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.10%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.10%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (16.48%) ITIL
1 15 (16.48%) Disaster Recovery
2 10 (10.99%) Load Balancing
2 10 (10.99%) Network Design
3 9 (9.89%) Capacity Management
3 9 (9.89%) Network Management
4 7 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (4.40%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (4.40%) Asset Management
5 4 (4.40%) Test Scripting
6 3 (3.30%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (3.30%) Software Testing
6 3 (3.30%) Service Delivery
6 3 (3.30%) Project Management
7 2 (2.20%) Data Security
7 2 (2.20%) Service Management
7 2 (2.20%) Supplier Management
7 2 (2.20%) Programme Management
7 2 (2.20%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (2.20%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.69%) SQL
2 4 (4.40%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.30%) Python
3 3 (3.30%) Perl
4 1 (1.10%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.10%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (27.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (26.37%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (16.48%) CCNP
4 12 (13.19%) CCNA
4 12 (13.19%) MCSE
5 8 (8.79%) MCP
6 7 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (5.49%) MCSA
8 4 (4.40%) Degree
8 4 (4.40%) Security Cleared
9 3 (3.30%) SC Cleared
9 3 (3.30%) MCTS
10 1 (1.10%) BC Cleared
10 1 (1.10%) CCIE
10 1 (1.10%) CISSP
10 1 (1.10%) A+ Certification
10 1 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.29%) SLA
2 4 (4.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (3.30%) QA
4 2 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (29.67%) Active Directory
2 21 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.59%) Hyper-V
4 5 (5.49%) vSphere
5 4 (4.40%) XenApp
6 3 (3.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (3.30%) VMware Server
6 3 (3.30%) Terminal Services
6 3 (3.30%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (2.20%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.10%) XenServer
8 1 (1.10%) Xen
8 1 (1.10%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 17 (18.68%) CiscoWorks
2 9 (9.89%) HP NNM
3 8 (8.79%) OpenView
4 3 (3.30%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.20%) SCCM
6 1 (1.10%) WSUS
Vendors
1 47 (51.65%) Microsoft
2 41 (45.05%) Cisco
3 29 (31.87%) VMware
4 22 (24.18%) HP
5 17 (18.68%) F5
6 13 (14.29%) Juniper
7 12 (13.19%) Citrix
7 12 (13.19%) Dell
8 9 (9.89%) CheckPoint
9 8 (8.79%) Fortinet
10 4 (4.40%) Apple
10 4 (4.40%) ProCurve
11 3 (3.30%) Avaya
11 3 (3.30%) CommVault
11 3 (3.30%) EMC
11 3 (3.30%) Sony
12 2 (2.20%) IBM
13 1 (1.10%) LANDesk
13 1 (1.10%) Aruba
13 1 (1.10%) Mitel
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management - Royal London
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
FT Select
Salary: From £73,200 to £85,200 per annum Pension + Life Cover + Private Medic
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
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Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
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Salary: £48000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + pension + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Altrincham, Stockport,...
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Salary: £25,000 to £40,000
Posted: 7 days ago
Nantwich
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Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + £2.1K On Call
Posted: 8 days ago
Runcorn
Networx Recruitment
Salary: £Competitive salary dependant on skill
Posted: 19 days ago